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Kayhan Tajeddini
タジェディニ ケイハン

International Business
  • Ph.D., Bradford University School of Management, UK.
  • MBA, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran
ktajeddi [at mark]

Yoshitaka OKADA

Biographical Statement

Kayhan Tajeddini is a Professor of Management at the Institute for International Strategy, Tokyo International University. He has accumulated a breadth of teaching, research and industry experience in the international environments. He earned his MBA (1997) from Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran, with an emphasis in Strategy, and his Ph.D. (2007) in Strategic Management/Marketing from the University of Bradford School of Management in the UK.

Prior to joining TIU, Dr. Tajeddini spent several years as a faculty member at Lund University in Sweden, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan, Les Roches International School of Hospitality Management in Switzerland, and the University of South Wales (Glamorgan University) in the UK. He was awarded the Broman Postdoc Full Scholarship in Strategic Innovation Management from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been active in organizing workshops and conducting joint research projects with other international faculty members, including acquisition of research funds.

Dr. Tajeddini has been the recipient of several research fellowships and competitive research grants from different sources, including research grants from Les Roches and Asia Pacific University Academic Research Subsidy for the AY Research Awards in 2010. In 2013, he and a colleague received a grant of 3.2 Million SKR from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation in Sweden to carry out research about strategic collaboration among marketing managers.

Dr. Tajeddini has published in premier peer-reviewed journals, including Tourism Management (ABS4*), Long Range Planning (ABS3*), International Journal of Hospitality Management (ABS3*), Journal of Marketing Management (ABS3*), Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (ABS2*), and others. More recently, his coauthored book chapter was selected as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The award was given for his solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as his great desire to conduct research that feeds into teaching and his strong commitment to high-quality research. The Award Selection Committee recognized the chapter as one of the most impressive pieces of work in 2015.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Tajeddini spent 6 years in the corporate environment, including a commercial managing position with Tile Corporation. He has lived and worked in several different countries, giving him first-hand knowledge of international management and cross-cultural training. Today, based on his expertise, he passionately devotes himself to both teaching and research in marketing management, which are enhanced by his first-hand knowledge of international management and cross-cultural experiences.

Dr. Tajeddini is presently the Coordinating Editor of the International Journal of Hospitality Management (Impact Factor: 2.061) (Elsevier) and Editor in Chief of the Middle East Journal of Management (Inderscience). In addition, he has been on the editorial review board of Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (2008-2012), as well as an ad hoc reviewer for many top journals such as Long Range Planning, British Journal of Management, Journal of Marketing Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and others.

Selected publications of Kayhan Tajeddini in international refereed journals

Publications below cover research that has been conducted in Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Indonesia, Iran and the United Kingdom.

  • 2017
  • Tajeddini, K., Walle, A. & Denisa, M. (Forthcoming) “Enterprising women, tourism, and development: The case of Bali.” International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration 18(2). (Taylor & Francis, Rutledge) (ABS1*)
  • 2016
  • Tajeddini, K. & Trueman, M. “Environment-strategy and alignment in a restricted, transitional economy: Empirical research on its application to Iranian state-owned enterprises.” Long Range Planning 49(5, October): 570-583. (Elsevier).(ABS3*) (Fnege, 2) (Impact Factor: 2.718)
  • 2016
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  • Tajeddini, K. “Financial orientation, product innovation and firm performance: An empirical study in the Japanese SMEs.” International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management 13 (3): 1-30. (World Scientific) (ABS1*)
  • 2016
  • Tajeddini, K. “Analyzing the influence of learning orientation and innovativeness on performance of public organizations: The case of Iran.” Journal of Management Development 35(2): 134-153. (Emerald) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 4 )
  • 2016
  • Qumsieh, G. & Tajeddini, K. “Tourism and place branding in Switzerland: How perceptions of place attributes for short and long visits can influence destination choice.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 26(March): 18-26. (Elsevier) (ABS1*) (Impact Factor: 0.931)
  • 2015
  • Tajeddini, K., Elg, U. & Ghauri, P.“Inter-firm market and brand orientation in international SMEs: Implications for relationship marketing.” International Marketing in the Fast Changing World: Advances in International Marketing 26(107): 107-131. (Emerald) (ABS1*) (Awards for Excellence - 2016 Outstanding Author Contributions Emerald Literati (website))
  • 2015
  • Tajeddini, K. “Exploring the antecedents of effectiveness and efficiency.” International Journal of Hospitality Management 49(7): 125-135. (Elsevier) (ABS3*) (Impact Factor: 2.061)
  • 2015
  • Tajeddini, K. “Using the integration of disparate antecedents to drive world-class innovation performance: An empirical investigation of Swiss watch manufacturing firms.” Tékhne 13(1): 34-50. (Elsevier)
  • 2014
  • Tajeddini, K. & Nikdavoodi, J. N. “Cosmetic buying behavior: Examining the effective factors.” Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science 24(4): 395-410. (Taylor & Francis, Rutledge)
  • 2014
  • Tajeddini, K. “The effect of organizational structure and hoteliers' risk proclivity on innovativeness.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation 10(1): 1-12. (Sage)
  • 2014
  • Tajeddini, K. & Trueman, M. “Perceptions of innovativeness among Iranian hotel managers.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology 5(1): 62-77. (Emerald)
  • 2013
  • Tajeddini, K., Ulf, E. & Trueman, M. “Efficiency and effectiveness of small retailers: The role of customer and entrepreneurial orientation.” Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 20(5): 453–462. (Elsevier) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 3)
  • 2012
  • Tajeddini, K. & Mueller. S.L. “Corporate entrepreneurship in Switzerland: Evidence from a case study of Swiss watch manufacturers.” International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 8(3): 355-372. (Springer) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 4 ) (Impact Factor: 0.746)
  • 2012
  • Tajeddini, K. & Trueman, M. “Managing Swiss hospitality: How cultural antecedents of innovation and customer-oriented value systems can influence performance in the hotel industry.” International Journal of Hospitality Management 31(4): 1119-1129. (Elsevier) (ABS3*) (Impact Factor: 2.061)
  • 2011
  • Tajeddini, K. “Customer orientation, learning orientation, and new service development: An empirical investigation of Swiss hotel industry.” Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research 35(4): 437-468. (Sage) [Research funded by Les Roches] (ABS2*) (Impact Factor: 1.188)
  • 2011
  • Trueman, M. & Tajeddini, K. “Book review: Exploring innovation, by David Smith, McGraw Hill Education Publishers, Berkshire, 2006. 315 pages +XVI, ISBN-13 978 007710861 8.” Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 13(1): 134-140. (Taylor & Francis, Rutledge) [Review funded by McGraw Hill Education Publishers, 2007] (ABS2*)
  • 2011
  • Tajeddini, K. “The effects of innovativeness on effectiveness and efficiency.” Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues 4(1): 6–18. (Emerald)
  • 2010
  • Tajeddini, K. “Effect of customer orientation and entrepreneurial orientation on innovativeness: Evidence from the hotel industry in Switzerland.” Tourism Management 31: 221–231. (Elsevier) (ABS4*) (Impact Factor: 3.140) (Earlier version of this paper was nominated as one of the best papers in the track of marketing strategy in the Academy of Marketing conference 2008)
  • 2009
  • Tajeddini, K. & Mueller. S.L. “Entrepreneurial characteristics in Switzerland and the UK: A comparative study of techno-entrepreneurs.” Journal of International Entrepreneurship 7(1): 1-25. (Sage) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 3)
  • 2009
  • Tajeddini, K. “Perceptions of learning among Swiss watch managers.” Journal of Workplace Learning 21(7): 525-537. (Emerald) (ABS1*)
  • 2009
  • Tajeddini, K. “The impact of learning orientation on NSD and hotel performance: Evidence from the hotel industry in Iran.” Journal of Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues 2(4): 262-275. (Emerald)
  • 2008
  • Tajeddini, K. & Trueman, M. “Potential for innovativeness: A tale of the Swiss watch industry.” Journal of Marketing Management 24(1-2): 169-184. (Taylor & Francis) (ABS3*) (Fnege, 3) (Earlier version of this paper was nominated as one of the best papers in the track of marketing strategy in the Academy of Marketing conference 2006.)
  • 2008
  • Tajeddini, K. & Tajeddini, K. “Effect of innovativeness, risk taking, self-confidence, and need for achievement on venture performance: Evidence from Switzerland.” European Journal of International Management 2(4): 437–453.
  • 2008
  • Tajeddini, K. & Trueman, M. “Effect of customer orientation and innovativeness on business performance: A study of small-sized service retailers.” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 7(2): 169-184. (Fnege, 4)
  • 2006
  • Tajeddini, K., Trueman, M., & Larsen, G. “Examining the effect of market orientation on innovativeness.” Journal of Marketing Management 22(5-6): 529-551. (Taylor & Francis Group) (ABS3*) (Fnege, 3)